USA think tank Climate Interactive predicts that if all nations fully achieve their Paris pledges, the average global surface temperature rise by 2100 will be 3.3C, or 3.6C without the US.
"No matter what changes may happen to other countries' position on the Paris Climate Accord, China will continue to pursue the concept of innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development, taking concrete measures and strengthening active steps domestically to counter climate change, and seriously fulfill the Paris Climate Accord", Hua said.
Meanwhile, across the pond, the reaction to the United States pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord was mostly negative.
President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said on Thursday that Moscow attached "great significance" to the deal despite anything the United States might do. While non-binding under global law, it represented concerted effort on behalf of almost all the world's leaders to tackle climate change.
The mechanics of the U.S. exit are complicated.
The Kremlin leader said that "in my view it was possible (for the US) not to leave the Paris agreement because it is a framework deal, and it was possible to change the U.S. obligations inside the framework of these agreements". Long a skeptic of climate change-calling it a "hoax" propagated by the Chinese to suppress United States manufacturing-this is the latest, and perhaps most significant, action taken by Trump under his "America First" doctrine, calling the agreement unfair to American workers and the economic impacts of "draconian".
Even former President Barack Obama broke the silence traditionally maintained by former presidents to help ease the country's transition into new leadership.
Mrs May continued that the Paris Agreement provides "the right global framework for protecting the prosperity and security of future generations, while keeping energy affordable and secure for our citizens and businesses", a Downing Street spokesperson said.
The two officials peppered reporters with reasons the Paris agreement would hurt U.S. industry but were unable to answer environment-related questions.
- The German, French and Italian political leadership have issued a joint statement saying they "regret" the decision made by the U.S. president.
Other Asian countries, though, are less sanguine about the outlook for worldwide efforts to curb global warming, now that the U.S.is pulling back.
The U.S.is the world's second-largest emitter of carbon, following only China. "Mayors, governors, and business leaders from both political parties are signing on to to a statement of support that we will submit to the U.N. - and together, we will reach the emission reduction goals the United States made in Paris in 2015".
"I absolutely disagree with the administration on this issue, but we have a responsibility to engage our elected officials to work constructively and advocate for policies that improve people's lives and protect our environment", Dimon said in a statement.
The line Iger used is said several times throughout "Hamilton", most notably in the song "The Room Where It Happens", in which Aaron Burr expresses his frustrations that he wasn't privy to back-channel negotiations that resulted in a stronger federal government, among other policy changes. OPEC and 10 other countries led by Russian Federation agreed last week to extend for nine months, to March, a production cut of 1.8 million barrels a day initially agreed on in November.
"I think this is useless and harmful gossip that should be stopped", he said. The decision has no direct impact on major US regulations on power plants and vehicle rules now aimed at reducing carbon emissions, although those are now under review by Trump as well.
Pomerants said that the European Union has issued a strong message in support of the Paris Agreement by confirming that is it ready to assume the role of global leader in matters related to climate change.